Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
48 km /150 kW / 350 Nm
The premium compact vehicle featuring plug-in hybrid drive offers unfettered everyday utility. Combining the strengths of an electric motor with the benefits of a combustion engine, it offers electric driving plus an extended range thanks to the powerful four-cylinder engine. Running purely on electric power, it can cover a distance of around 48 kilometers.
Audi Q7 e-tron quattro
56 km / 275 kW / 700 Nm
The world’s first plug-in hybrid model with a six-cylinder TDI engine and quattroall-wheel drive has been available in most European markets since mid-2016. The Audi Q7 e-tron quattro dovetails the benefits of an electric motor with those of a combustion engine. It sprints from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in 6.2 seconds and uses 1.8 liters of diesel to cover 100 kilometers.
Audi e-tron quattro concept
500 km / 370 kW / 800 Nm
This concept vehicle offers a hands-on preview of an executive-class sport SUV powered solely by electricity. Highlights include an aerodynamically streamlined design with a drag coefficient of 0.25, a brawny, all-electric e-tron quattro drive system with up to 370 kilowatts of power and a range of over 500 kilometers (NEDC). The Audi e-tron quattro concept sprints from zero to 100 kilometers per hour in 4.6 seconds.
30 minutes: This is the time it takes at a 150-kilowatt charging station to charge the battery in the Audi e-tron quattro concept with sufficient power for a journey of 400 kilometers.
Charging infrastructure 2.0
The BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche are planning a joint venture to roll out Europe’s most powerful charging network for electric vehicles. The goal is to increase long-distance capability in this sector. The first step involves equipping 400 sites with ultra-fast high-power charging based on the Combined Charging System (CCS) standard. With a charging capacity of up to 350 kilowatts, this technology speeds up the process considerably.
Audi wireless charging
Inductive AC charging is set to make charging more convenient in the next few years—both at home and later also in public infrastructure. Here, energy is transferred via an inductive charging station connected to the electricity grid. The charging station contains an integrated primary coil and an inverter (AC/AC converter).
The batteries in the e-tron models can be charged using standard domestic as well as industrial power outlets. For example, the anticipated charging times for the current Audi A3 Sportback e-tron are as follows:
Domestic power outlet | approx. 4:00 h
Industrial power outlet | approx. 2:30 h
48-volt electrical system with electrically driven compressor: The concept of hybridization is not confined to the Audi e-tron models—the Audi SQ7 TDI is the first model with the four rings to be equipped with a 48-volt subsidiary electrical system. This additional component powers the electrically driven compressor, which is also making its series production debut. From zero to 100 kilometers per hour in 4.8 seconds: The V8 TDI engine teams up with the turbo-like electrically driven compressor to deliver the dynamic performance of a sports car—but with greater efficiency than such. Further vehicles using mild-hybrid technology are in the pipeline.
Always a step ahead
Efficient coasting instead of braking: The predictive efficiency assistant (PEA) uses data from the navigation system to signal to the driver when to take his or her foot off the gas pedal—not in order to brake at that moment, but to let the vehicle coast. This technology boosts the efficiency of hybrid as well as purely electric models.
Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro fuel consumption combined (in l/100 km): 1.9–1.8. Power consumption combined (in kWh/100 km): 19.0–18.1. CO2 emissions combined (in g/km): 50–48.
Audi SQ7 TDI fuel consumption urban/extra-urban/combined (in l/100 km): 8.7–8.4/6.9-6.5/7.6-7.2. CO2 emissions combined (in g/km): 199–189.
Audi A3 Sportback e-tron fuel consumption combined (in l/100 km): 1.8–1.6. Power consumption combined (in kWh/100 km): 12–11.4. CO2 emissions combined (in g/km): 40–36. Where stated in ranges, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as well as efficiency classes and power consumption depend on tires/wheels used.